Join #HighFivesAthlete Arash Bayatmakou, MBA and No Limits Collaborative SAT, SEPT 10th AT 8:00 AM in TRUCKEE, CA for Donner Party Swim!
Co-founder/CFO of No Limits Collaborative & #HighFivesAthlete Arash Bayatmakou has benefited greatly from swimming and water therapy for his recovery from Spinal Cord Injury. In his words, “the water is my happy place!” As a way to set and pursue a massive goal, push his limits and continue his work towards recovery, he has decided to circumnavigate Donner Lake. And we want you to join!
Challenge yourself and come out to swim 1 mile, 3 miles or the entire 5.8 mile perimeter of Donner Lake at the end of the summer! Choose a goal to work towards and get out there for a unique experience in a magical setting in the mountains.
In 2012 Arash fell from a third story balcony of an apartment building, landed on his neck breaking the C5-C6 vertebrae and suffered a spinal cord injury. Arash was instantly paralyzed from the chest down, and was rushed to surgery a couple days later. In surgery, they fused his spine between C4-C7 with titanium rods and screws. Soon after surgery Arash was diagnosed as a C7 Incomplete ASIA B spinal cord injury. In Arash’s quest to get stronger, gain back function, be outdoors (like he used to all the time), and enjoy life, he would like to partake in a new activity, specifically a winter sport. Arash’s girlfriend is an avid cross-country skier. With assistance from the High Fives Foundation he is on his way to realizing his goal of joining her in that sport.